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What are clinical trials?


Clinical trials can be an important treatment option for people with pancreatic cancer. In this section we explain what clinical trials are, and have information about pancreatic cancer clinical trials in the UK.

Clinical trials are medical research studies involving people. They help researchers and doctors to find out if a new treatment or a new way of providing care:

  • is better than a current one
  • has side effects
  • helps people to feel better
  • has been fully tested to make sure it is safe.

Find out more about the different types of clinical trials and why they're important by clicking on the links below.

Published April 2016

Review date April 2018

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